אי־שוויון מעמדי בבריאות ובתמותה בישראל: סקירה תאורטית ואמפירית: [מאמר סקירה]

Translated title of the contribution: Class-Based Inequalities in Health and Mortality in Israel: A Theoretical and Empirical Review

יצחק ששון, עתליה רגב

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Abstract

Israel, like other high-income countries, exhibits substantial and risingclass disparities in health and mortality. Individuals with high levels of educationand income benefit on average from better physical and cognitive health, aswell as lower mortality rates. Yet in spite of the importance of socioeconomicdisparities for health inequality, this area of research received little attention inIsraeli sociological research. As a result, key sociological insights are absent frompublic and academic discussions on health inequalities and how to reduce them.In this article we first review the causal mechanisms for explaining class-baseddisparities in health and mortality, emphasizing three theoretical frameworks: health lifestyle theory, the life course approach to health disparities, and thechronic stress paradigm. Second, we provide an empirical review of class-basedinequalities in health and mortality in Israel. Lastly, we propose new directions forresearch on health inequalities in Israel, pointing to underutilized data sources andhighlighting patterns and trends unique to Israeli society.
Translated title of the contributionClass-Based Inequalities in Health and Mortality in Israel: A Theoretical and Empirical Review
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)109-132
Number of pages24
Journalסוציולוגיה ישראלית: כתב-עת לחקר החברה הישראלית
Volume23
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2022

IHP Publications

  • ihp
  • Diseases -- Social aspects
  • Equality
  • Health
  • Health promotion
  • Health services administration -- Israel
  • Israel -- Social conditions
  • Life expectancy
  • Lifestyles -- Health aspects
  • Mortality
  • Sick -- Psychology
  • Social integration
  • Social stratification
  • Stress (Psychology)
  • אורח חיים בריא
  • בריאות
  • ישראל -- חברה
  • לחץ פסיכולוגי
  • מחלות ותחלואה -- היבטים פסיכו-סוציאליים
  • מערכת הבריאות בישראל
  • פער חברתי
  • קידום בריאות
  • ריבוד חברתי
  • שוויון
  • תוחלת חיים
  • תמותה

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